Surf’s Up For the 24th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

It’s time once again for wet and wild fun at Six Flags. The annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is taking place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to support the River Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and enhancing the parkland along the Trinity River.

From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., amateur boat builders will build and sail boats of their own design, using nothing more than cardboard, duct tape, plastic and their own imaginations. A trophy awaits those who take first place in the race!

Fun for everyone in the family

The fun doesn’t end at sailing. Your family can also enjoy the following games and challenges:

Children’s Area

  • Bubble play
  • Hula hoop contest
  • Hook’s lagoon
  • Face painting

There’s even a mini-boat regatta for kids aged 4-12. For an additional $5 fee, your kids can race their very own pinewood sailboat. Why should the adults have all the fun? Kids can blow on their own ship and race each other to the finish line.

Whale Sail

Purchase one or more mini whales and watch them race to victory as they float down the Lazy River. Prizes await the winner and you can buy as many whales as you want. Remember, the more whales you buy, the greater your chances of winning!

Six Flags Fun

The Six Flags water park will open Hook’s Lagoon, the Tornado ride and the SkyCoaster swing for everyone to enjoy. This is one family outing that promises to deliver a full day of fun!

Entry Fees

Entry costs vary according to boat size, but every crew member on your team’s boat gets two free Regatta admission passes. 

  • Guppy boat $50- Guppy boat crew consists of 1-2 members
  • Dolphin boat $60- Dolphin boat crew consists of 3-5 members
  • Whale boat $80- Whale boat crew consists of 6-10 members 

Admission Fees 

General admission is only $8, and includes admission to both the races and Hook’s Lagoon. If you want to ride the SkyCoaster swing or Tornado Ride, it will cost extra. Advance tickets are available for $6 at the River Legacy Living Science Center. There are no refunds in case of inclement weather. 

So come on out and build your own boat, or cheer your favorite to victory. If you’ve never had the pleasure of witnessing a cardboard boat regatta, you have no idea how much fun you’ve been missing.

 For more information or to find out how to sponsor your own cardboard boat, call (817) 860-6752 ext. 107 or email


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